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Supervisory systems have revolutionised the industrial automation scenario all over the world. In India, what ails the Industrial automation sector is the shortage of appropriately trained engineers for specialised jobs in automation. The Faculty of Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, has exploited the unlimited job-oriented training potential in the automation sector, to set up a state-of-the- art center for SCADA research and training, in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Special emphasis is being given to Power System automation, as this has tremendous job potential. This laboratory is primarily used for Training & Research, as such facilities are presently not available at any major academic institution in the country. Modular and customized training programmes are available in this training center to suit the needs of a variety of automation customers and for engineering students. 


In India, there has been significant rise in the level of automation, as more and more process industries like steel, cement, food processing, petro-chemicals, refineries, electronic industries etc. are getting automated. In Power Systems also, SCADA has widespread application in generation, transmission, distribution and substation automation. Interestingly, till now, SCADA research and training has been the propriety of a few leading industrial houses in automation. The setting up of this state-of-the-art SCADA lab at Jamia Millia Islamia, for the first time in an academic institution in India, attains major significance. Now, working engineers in the industry and students can get full fledged training in SCADA systems here. This prestigious laboratory has been set up with the help of ABB, the world leaders in Industrial Automation. 

The Hardware

The system being set up is a DCS based  system, working on a 32 bit RISC based processor with 4 MB memory (ABB AC 800F Premium processors) which can support up to 100 masterless RTUs. The system has a capability of handling more than 1000 Inputs and Outputs, but now, around 140 inputs and outputs (Analog, Digital, Pulse etc) are energised, which will be expanded later. The system has two Engineering stations & four Operator stations at present. It has an Ethernet Data high way operating at 10 mbps. The Input /Output units are interconnected through the highly popular PROFIBUS. The MODBUS module is also incorporated in the system so that dedicated jobs can be done. All these will provide a better understanding of industrial buses. The laboratory has PLCs and drives, so as to enhance the range of systems available for training.

The Software

The complete engineering and SCADA development is through a single software running on Windows. The software has unlimited tags, trends, graphical displays and has a built in Sequence - of - Events recording (SOE), which is very essential for fault diagnosis. The software also has the Dynamic Data Exchange module, which enables it to import and export data with other application software. The SCADA Software will be linked with EMS softwares so that the system is more versatile.

Field Instruments

The laboratory has a variety of field instruments and transducers, including Hall effect, smart and conventional types to measure temperature, level, voltage, current, frequency, phase angle etc. The laboratory also has a power analyser, stepper motors, RTDs and thermisters. A 3-phase 800 KV Transmission line model (scaled down), complete with circuit breakers & relays add to the better understanding of SCADA. The Laboratory also receives on-line data from the 11KV substation supplying the Faculty of Engineering.

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